10 December 2018 Current Affairs:
Kerala’s fourth international airport at Kannur (north Kerala) was inaugurated jointly by Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by flagging off the maiden Air India Express flight to Abu Dhabi.
International flights to the UAE, Oman and Qatar will be operated from Kannur airport. For regional connectivity, flights to Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai will be available.
Kerala already has three international airports, at Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.
Kochi, also built under PPP model, is one of the fastest growing airports of the country.